EXCLUSIVE – leaked sample questions from Michael Gove’s new GCSE Mathematics examination

i-level? Eye-level? High-level? Split level? On-the-level?

Pride's Purge

(satire?)

1. Leroy wants to buy a TV for £400 plus VAT. VAT is presently at 17½%. How much money will Leroy save if he loots it during a riot instead?
Answer: £………………………………………………………… (3 marks)

2. A class in an inner-city comprehensive contains 13 boys and 17 girls. A female pupil is chosen at random. What is the probability that she is pregnant?
Answer: ……………………………………………………… (2 marks)

3. A mini-disc player is priced at £75. It is put in the sale at 15% off. To within the nearest thousand, how many disc players will be bought by asylum seekers on benefits?
Answer: ………………………………………………………… (2 marks)

4. This is the present exchange rate from a travel agent’s office.
GBP (£) 1 = Euro (€) 1.43
A French company is buying goods in the UK. They change 1000 Euros (€) into GB pounds (£). How much better off will the UK be if we left the EU…

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One foot in Sanity, the other in the adjoining parish, usually in the vicinity of the boundary between the two but sometimes straying into the main square of either and very occasionally taking occupation of the Town Hall...

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